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On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, Della Terra Teas Sent to Me …

December25

Day12Merry Christmas, everyone!  I hope your day is happy and filled with all the things you love most:  family, friends and of course TEA!  (Actually, I don’t know if you love tea most, but, it’s one of the things I love most in the world, and since you’re sitting here, reading this with me, I have to think that maybe you at least ENJOY tea a little bit!)

Anyway, today’s shiny, bright green envie/box brought me this EXCLUSIVE tea from Della Terra Teas:

Sugar Plum Perfection

 Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where To Buy:  Della Terra Teas

Note:  this tea is one of three exclusive teas to this 12 Days of Christmas collection

Tea Description:

Merry Christmas!!! Today is the big day!  Now, open up this amazing sugar plum tea and sip away.  You’ve earned it!

This black tea will bring more magic to this already magical day with the taste of sweet sugar plums and spice.  Enjoy and relax!

A Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Day12-1Taster’s Review:

I was so excited when I opened today’s little package from Della Terra Teas!  I love Sugar Plums!  Well, actually, I’ve never tried the traditional type of Sugar Plum.  But, when I lived in Ridgefield (Washington), the little antique store in town sold some old time candy and during this time of year, they’d sell the Jelly Belly version of the Sugar Plum, and I loved those.  Well, to be honest, I love just about anything Jelly Belly … but I digress.

After tasting this, I suspect that this Sugar Plum Perfection is a bit more like the traditional Sugar Plum rather than the Jelly Belly version … but, that’s alright, because I’m enjoying this!  It’s a bit more spiced than it is a fruity tasting tea, but I do taste the notes of plum in there too … and I especially smell the plum when I lift my cup up to my lips to take a sip.  That smell is quite plum-y (and of course, spice)!  YUM!

The black tea is a fairly mellow tea here as it is not particularly prominent in the cup.  I mean, it’s obviously there, and I can taste it, but, it’s not a strong, distinct flavor.  I find that the tea notes develop on the palate a little as I continue to sip … but the spice and the fruit notes are the strongest flavors of this cup.  Normally, this would give me cause to take issue with the tea, but, this tastes so yummy that I find it difficult to complain about anything.  I like this a lot.

The spices (the most noteable of which is cinnamon) are pleasant and warming.  The plum flavor is sweet, and there is additional sweetness in this from little sparkly sugar crystals that have been added to the blend.  I also taste a floral note to this, and I find this to be quite appealing if for no other reason than it adds an interesting dimension to the overall cup.

What a perfect way to end this wonderful countdown to Christmas – the Della Terra Teas way!

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Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!

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